After winning an Oscar for adapting "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," one wonders if screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher needed to go into a warm, happy place after being around such dark material for so long. The film, about an overweight teen impregnated by her father twice and consistently physically and verbally assaulted by her mother, was so powerful, sad (albeit hopeful), and an overall freight train of emotion that it hit anyone who crossed its path.
As he walked the red carpet of the New York premiere of "Just Wright," a new romantic comedy starring Queen Latifah and Common (with the NBA serving as its backdrop), I asked the Oscar winner about whether he's on a strict feel good movie diet after "Precious," and questioned him as to why no one ever really tried to parody the film. Doesn't parody equal flattery? Here's what Fletcher said on that, and what his thoughts are on a sequel. Oh, I also asked for his Oscar.
"Precious 2: Based on No Novel By Anyone?"